But when the Sunday Fear spreads to every workday evening it’s probably time to think seriously about a career change.
When career migration challenges are compounded by family commitments, fear of change can lead to permanent procrastination.
But here are three holistic career change hacks that should help you sail smoothly towards fulfilment.
You can avoid the fallout of a dramatic exit from your current job by taking time to consider your options in a relaxing environment.
A day spent hiking up the hills in the sunshine provides a quick-fix — but a solo trip to a tropical location offers an entirely new perspective on life and work.
Adopting mindfulness techniques allows you to filter your emotional reaction to current job demands and reserve vital energy for migration.
And reprogramming your brain might reveal that you’ve strayed from your true calling as you clambered up the career ladder.
So physical exertion and mindful meditation can be paths to positive career change.
If you’ve no firm formula to provide direction then a career consultation could be well worth the fee.
Traditional career advisors typically sift through CVs and analyse psychometric tests — before recommending a new job that’s a carbon copy of the one that’s driving you to distraction.
But Integral Career Consulting feeds your life and career experiences through the filter of analytical psychotherapy to dig deep into the values and traits that make you tick.
The end result is a ‘professional DNA’ profile designed to guide you to your true vocational destination.
If you can’t afford to take a year off work to mull over your options then this type of condensed career MOT can work wonders.
If you don’t quite have the skillset to switch lanes, an online degree can bolster your CV while you hold down your current job.
Distance learning enables many mature UK learners to balance a career change with family commitments.
If you want to rise up the ranks in the same sector then an MBA furnishes the credentials to match your ambitions.
But an undergraduate degree in a new field can provide a firm foundation if you yearn for a total career transformation.
These five career change hacks should help you pack up career-pain and head for the job of your dreams.
What are your top career change hacks? Share your stories in the comments section.
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Article written by Dhmhtrhs